Historic Dockyard and Dickens Christmas Festival
The Historic Dockyard provides a year-round list of things to do, but it's particularly special at Christmas. Be transported to a bygone era with the Dickens Christmas Festival at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Explore beautiful snowy streets with colourful characters and toe-tapping entertainment. This year, celebrate the works of Portsmouth-born Charles Dickens - a man influential in promoting the essence of modern Christmas.
Meet characters from Mr. Dickens’ most famous novels; Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and (of course) A Christmas Carol as the dockyard is transformed into Victorian Portsmouth.
Shop for perfect present at the Christmas markets, and enjoy a tipple or two at one of the bars on site – Fagin’s Tavern, or the brand new Gin & Prosecco Parlour.